We are looking forward to restarting the RVCG programme as soon as it
becomes safe to do so. (We are looking for Committee Members)
RVCG 30 th Anniversary AGM
The RVCG will be holding its 30 th AGM at 7:30pm, 13 th April 2021 for members only. We will be looking back at its 30-year history, reminding ourselves of its past successes and thanking its current and past volunteers. We also have guest speakers, Danny Hodgson from the Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust bringing us up to date on the Sheffield Lakeland Landscape Project and Chris Baines will describe the value of Conservation and the importance of volunteer organisations.
Proposed Rivelin Sculpture Trail
2021 is the 30th anniversary of the RVCG and as part of the celebrations, we are looking to provide a sculpture trail around Rivelin Park. Several sculptors have been engaged in designs, but we will first need the permission of the Sheffield City Council, Parks and Countryside Department before going ahead with any commissions. The RVCG has committed some of its own funds towards the project and will be looking for further financial sponsorship to add more sculptures to the trail over the coming months and years. If you have any knowledge of sculptures in the public domain or have any sculpturing skills and would like to contribute, then please contact us.
Over the last bank holiday weekend in May, many of the mill markers and benches in Rivelin Valley were vandalised with graffiti by a group known to the authorities. The graffiti was photographed and displayed on RVCG Facebook and a Just Giving website was set up which has raised over £1000 reflecting the passion and revulsion of the general community. The money will be used to provide cleaning materials
and personal protection equipment for the RVCG Task Team to remove, or paint over, the graffiti. Any remaining funds will be added to the RVCG bench replacement fund. Thank you to everyone for your generous contributions.
The RVCG Task Team have installed mill marker posts at 20 locations along the Rivelin Valley. This has been made possible by the many kind donations and sponsorship of the posts.
Each post marks the site of a particular mill and comes with a QR code and an NFC tag which can be used from a smart phone to access videos, images and further information about the history of the site, and the nature in that area. Click here to see the new interpretation.
With even more pictures and information to guide you through this beautiful valley, this updated and extended edition features a trail guide with maps and historical details about each watermill site and where to look for the wildlife. It is richly illustrated in colour with old photographs and maps. The book can be purchased directly from the RVCG - Click for more details ...
"Walking the Rivelin" is also now available from: